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Restart After Sleep

Note: You’d still need OpenHaltRestart.kext cause OSXRestart.kext is not capable of shutting down the machine. Some may experience kernel panics with the combination of these two kexts but some may not. For more details, visit this thread at MyHPMini. This is only for Snow Leopard.

EDIT: I’m using EvOReboot.kext with OSXRestart.kext, so far no kernel panics.

Well now, thanks to Master Chief from the insanelymac forums, my MacBook Mini restarts even after it’s been put to sleep!! (You can also download OSXRestart.kext from here in case you’re not registered at insanelymac – which you should be)

powerbutton Restart After Sleep

VoodooPS2 or ApplePS2?

So basically we’ve got 2 options so far to enable Trackpad on the Mini:
1. ApplePS2 (Download)
ApplePS2Controller.kext and AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext can be loaded in /Extra/Extensions.
Synaptics Trackpad.prefPane needs to be installed (double click prefPane; it will get installed in System Preferences under “Other”)
com.meklort.ps2.helper.plist needs to be placed in
/Library/LaunchAgents to save your Trackpad settings after reboot.
This is how your System Preferences would look like:

applePS2 Trackpad prefPane Other VoodooPS2 or ApplePS2?

and if you click on the Trackpad prefPane under “Other” category:

applePS2 Trackpad prefPane Other settings VoodooPS2 or ApplePS2?



2. VoodooPS2 (Download)
VoodooPS2Controller.kext and VoodooPS2Trackpad.kext can be loaded from /Extra/Extensions. (After installing kexts and restart, there should now be a Trackpad prefPane icon beside Mouse under Hardware in System Preferences).
VoodooPS2.prefPane to be installed (double click to install in System Preferences under “Other”).

This is how your System Preferences would look like:

voodooPS2 Trackpad prefPane Hardware VoodooPS2 or ApplePS2?
Notice the VoodooPS2 pefPane under Other

If you click on the VoodooPS2 prefPane in “Other”:

voodooPS2 prefPane Other VoodooPS2 or ApplePS2?
The Trackpad prefPane, which can now be found under “Hardware” category, contains almost the same settings, but with a few differences:
voodooPS2 Trackpad prefPane Hardware settings VoodooPS2 or ApplePS2?

Personally, I prefer ApplePS2 since it’s less quirky than VoodooPS2; when I enable dragging option in VoodooPS2, if I tap clic once or left clic on my Dock items, it brings up a context menu instead of launching the app directly, it’s like I did a ctrl-clic or right clic when I obviously did not. But then it’s up to you; whichever your preference is (pun intended) ;)

Snow Leo EFI Boot Guide Gets Revamped

hpmini100 snowleo efiboot Snow Leo EFI Boot Guide Gets Revamped

In attempts to hopefully make things simpler, I redid the EFI Boot + Vanilla guide; included a video for the Terminal centric parts.

Please see our Guides page or make the jump here or here.

Enjoy. :D

(This  is another HP Mini 1000 guide; folks with other Mini models, I’m terribly sorry.)

Vanilla Crazy

11383 MEDIUM Vanilla Crazy

Like good ol’ (or should we say, stubborn?) Alice, I’ve gone down the rabbit hole to EFI boot.

What is EFI boot anyhow? Not that I’m assuming those who’re reading this post don’t have a inkling but it’s the question I’d asked myself when I stumbled on the thread over at msiwind.net forums so I’m including it here as a reminder to my own self, actually just a couple of reasons why I’m going EFI:

- It lets me keep my hackintosh kexts separate from my main Mac OS X installation; no need for changing anything in /System/Library/Extensions/ folder. What people call “100% Vanilla”.

- I can update fine without breaking my install. (at least that’s the main thrust of the exercise – a solid as rock installation in terms of stability)

So my MacBook Mini is now 100% Vanilla Snow Leo + EFI boot. But there are still bumps like the all too infamous sleep/hibernate issue that I need to iron out, hopefully with DSDT patching.

All in all, I’m still just scratching the surface with this new method (at least to me) and sometimes my inner noob gets overwhelmed with all the information going on. I hope I survive this one alive to get a how-to guide going in the near future.

For the meantime, I’m all crazy about Vanilla – ice cream and installation variant alike. :D

LeMaurien19

Mini Love

I love the HP Mini 1000.

But my Mini’s trackpad’s died out on me already. At first I thought it was just some issue with Snow Leopard, specifically the point update releasae (10.6.1). It’s an erratic problem, sometimes the trackpad works as expected and sometimes not. (I’d already tried with bootable Windoze on USB, and it’s the same result)

I’m still waiting for my keyboard replacement, and this trackpad issue came along as another thing to worry about on the side. In a heartbeat I would’ve gotten a new Mini, and it would be the same Mini 1000 because of its compatibility with Mac OS X.
 Mini Love
For most other netbooks, ethernet remains one of, if not the, main bane in terms of hackintoshing. But the HP Mini 1000′s Marvel Yukon 2 ethernet port is even natively supported in Mac OS X Leopard.

WiFi and Bluetooth work seamlessly with the OS, the switch is really a switch, doing its job of toggling on/off these two components. No need for Wireless utilities like I do with the MSI Wind’s RealTek WiFi module.

In short, I couldn’t wish for more.

But it seems this relationship is destined to be short-lived. I do not think I’ll get a new HP Mini 1000.

No.

Not when I’m eyeing the HP Mini 311.

I just hope it’s as compatible and will live to my darling Mini 1000′s traits that I dearly love and adore.

LeMaurien19

Nothing’s Perfect

In a perfect world, I would be able to restore the Snow Leopard Retail DVD onto an external HDD or USB, apply NetbookBootMaker on it and use it to install Snow Leopard directly onto the HP Mini 1000; my MacBook Mini. It wouldn’t stall at “Remaining time : 7 minutes” and it wouldn’t give me this bugger of a line when I check the Install Log:

“OSInstaller [154] : /postinstall : cp : /Volumes/ramdisk/dsdt/latest_dsdl.dsl : No such file or directory”

In a perfect world, I wouldn’t have to use my hackintosh MSI Wind on which I had to run the installer to get a “prototype” bootable Snow Leopard running on another partition in my external HDD. This prototype then I would boot the HP Mini with and once inside Snow Leo prototype installation, I would run OSInstall.mpkg to install to the HP Mini’s internal hard drive.

In a perfect world, my Snow Leopardized MacBook Mini would sleep and resume like a decent hackintosh.

In a perfect world, internal hard drives in Snow Leopard wouldn’t display as removable drives as represented by the yellow drive icon.

In a perfect world, Quartz Extreme would be enabled and the internal mic would work with the new VoodooHDA kext and PrefPane; I won’t have to drill in SysPref > Sound > Ouput > PCM and so on and so forth just to be able to really adjust the volume.

In a perfect world, I would’ve had the sense to keep my girly-frou-frou and geeky-hackintosher personas separate so I wouldn’t have thought of blow drying my hair in attempts to imitate my current favorite Taiwanese idol drama lead actress while I wait for the point update to finish installing on MacBook Mini. Now I’m waiting for my replacement keyboard cause the O.C. in me cannot stand wilted keycaps though it’s still a perfectly functional keyboard.

 Nothings Perfect

But in this imperfect world, MacBook Mini is, indeed running on Snow Leopard. It updated to 10.6.1 smoothly – without the usual pains of normal point updates before since I’m running EFI boot 132 and my kexts in the /Extra folder remain intact and are happily loaded each and every time I boot up my system.

The fan is working and so are the bluetooth, WiFi, Marvell Yukon 2 ethernet supported as native. The webcam, though still far from giving a stellar experience, works (albeit sluggishly and with graininess that’s anything but subtle) when PhotoBooth is launched. Sliding switch for toggling BT and WiFi on or off is working like it should and I could control brightness with fn+f3/f4 sans aucun problème !

Snow Leopard is zippier indeed – not by a significant much over 10.5 Leopard but it is snappier feeling all in all. And I’m adoring the new Finder and Quick Time X.

MacBook Mini even shuts down and restarts dandy with OpenHaltRestart – I had an issue previously with Leopard wherein I had to make sure I switch the BT/WiFi back on so the light turns blue before I restart, else the HP Mini would just sit there like a block of cheese, frozen in perpetuity until I force it to power off.

No more blank page in System Profiler > Hardware as every little about the HP Mini is now known by Mac OS X; it even thinks it’s a MacBook Air! Though I’m quite stumped why its bios version is listed as “f.13f” when I remember I just updated my bios last month to F.14F. Hmmm. . .

System%20Profiler%20Snow%20Leo Nothings Perfect

The Apple logo and the spinning wheel (yes, that’s right – the even the spinning wheel) in the boot splash screen are no longer squashed but are finally able to grace Mac OS X boot up with equally gorgeous proportions.

So what am I ranting about? This makes me a persona non grata I guess ;)

LeMaurien19

Obsessed

I got Snow Leopard via dearest torrent just this last weekend; I devoted the next two days trying to cram in this latest cat into my MacBook Mini. This is as close as I could possibly get:

1) Downloaded this package thanks to the guys at msiwind.net

2) Used my hackintoshed MSI Wind: Disk utility > Partition external HDD as GUID > Restore Snow Leo Retail image to GUID partition

3) Install Netbookmaker on it.

4) Rebooted the MSI Wind, hit F11 and chose restore Snow Leo partition to boot from: installed Snow Leo to another partition on the same external HDD (I split it into 2 GUID paritions).

5) Once installation was done, I rebooted the wind, ran the Snow Leo installer (the restored partition, not the installed one) and went to Utilities > Reset password to create a password for the root user. I chose of course the partition on which I’d installed Snow Leo (not the one where I restored the installer DVD on)

6) I unplugged the external HDD from the MSI Wind to connect it to the HP Mini, started the Mini and pressed F9 during startup to boot from the partition where I’d  installed Snow Leo.

It boots alright into Snow Leo!!! :D

And with the correct 1024 x 600 resolution as bonus! But aside from the resolution, keyboard and (sometimes buggy) bluetooth, nothing else works. Here’s a video:

Notes: The external HDD installer I made by restoring the Snow Leo Retail DVD on it and applying Netbookmaker actually boots up fine on the HP Mini. So you ask, why not just use it to install directly on the HP Mini’s internal HDD?

Well, the installation doesn’t finish – I get stuck at “7 minutes left” and when I check Install log, it’s reporting a missing dsdt.aml/something-can’t-remember-anymore that’s missing from the ramdisk (installed on the partition by Netbookmaker). This doesn’t happen on the MSI Wind.

As to why that happens, I’ve no idea. Perhaps I could tinker with the ramdisk and all that Netbookmaker pizzaz but I’m fairly new to this installation method which is pretty neat as it allows for a Vanilla install and it’s a modern hackintosh method.

I’ll be retracing my steps to fine tune this install process. Although admittedly, I’m not ready to give up the MSI Wind to yield a purely HP Mini install process – it’s easier with the MSI Wind hackintosh around.

The main point for now, for me, is to get Snow Leo on the HP Mini’s internal HDD.

Oh and 10.6.1 update is out

 Obsessed

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LeMaurien19

New HP Mini’s Coming Soon?

According to articles at Liliputing and MyHPMini, there might be new HP Mini models in the makings…the HP Mini 210 and 311, as well as Compaq 210 and 311. Its not for sure if there will be new models, but chances are very good.

Little information is actually know right now and nothing will be official until it comes from HP themselves…

The real question is: what will the “insides” be like and how will that affect installing Mac OS X? Will it be easier to install? Will it even install?

HP/Compaq Mini's 210 and 311 appear on upcoming models list

HP/Compaq Mini's 210 and 311 appear on upcoming models list

At Wits’ End

No. I cannot give up no matter how easier it would make my life by just letting it all go. Poof. Vamoosed. No more sleepless nights.

But my inner geek is screaming protests; she wants Snow Leopard. See Snow Leopard. Breathe Snow Leopard.

I tried working with this how-to with my MacBook Wind (MSI Wind on Mac OS X :D ) first:

Didn’t work. I would get stuck at a nondescript line:

“Waiting for DSMOS. . . SystemShutdown false”

Now I’m trying it on the MacBook Mini but I’m not so optimistic about it.

I so wanna go beyond discerning what’s different in Snow Leo’s installer:

snow leo 2 At Wits End

LeMaurien19

Tired of “Next” & “Previous”

Whenever I get on Facebook or Flickr and check out new pictures, there’s been little option in viewing them; click on Next or Previous (or Back in some cases).

Safari 4 is one speedy browser and from experience, loading pages in it has been a breeze since I updated version. And now with Cool Iris, things have just gotten better.

cool iris install 300x222 Tired of Next & Previous Installation is straightforward. Just download the .zip file from the Cool Iris site, run the installer. You’ll be prompted to restart Safari. Now when you visit an image content rich website such as Flickr, you’ll notice a button at the lower left part of a pic which you can click to transfer to the Cool Iris wall.

pic handle 300x119 Tired of Next & Previous cooliris wall 1024x595 Tired of Next & Previous cooliris wall2 1024x595 Tired of Next & Previous You can use your mouse wheel to zoom in and out the wall, and slide the blue button at the bottom of the window to run across the wall left and right.

Definitely a thumbs up.

LeMaurien19